Your Learning Experience
Central to the program is the apprenticeship component where you’ll be able to work on real clients. As an apprentice, you’ll receive workplace-based training under the direction of experienced workers who can help you increase your earning power and expand your knowledge of the industry. After completing the apprenticeship and graduating, students can expect to gain employment in hair salons, and spas, and/or start their own business if they possess the entrepreneurial spirit. If you’re eager to get started as a hairstylist, the Apprenticeship program can help you on your way.
This is an apprenticeship program. You cannot apply to this program through ontariocolleges.ca. Applicants need a sponsor/employer. Your sponsor/employer must register you with:
Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development
72-1200 Commissioners Road East
London, Ontario, N5Z 4R3
MLITSD is responsible for scheduling your in-school training at Fanshawe College.
Graduates of Fanshawe’s Hairstylist Apprentice program can expect to find employment in hair salons, entertainment industries, spas, distributor and manufacturing companies, resorts, and/or start their own business on completion of their apprenticeship practical hours. Job titles may include:
- colour technician
- master stylist
- salon manager
- sales representative
- salon owner
- junior stylist
- artistic director
- celebrity stylist
- session stylist
Did you know Fanshawe consistently ranks high in graduation employment rates among large colleges in Ontario?
Here are some examples of career opportunities for graduates of Fanshawe’s Hairstylist Apprentice [Apprenticeship] program:
Assist in a busy and demanding professional hair salon proving top-notch customer service.
Shampoo, colour application and customer service.
Learn and perfect new skills, styles, and techniques while creating styles for formal events.
|SFTY-1032||Health & Safety-Level 1||2|
|Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to demonstrate safe working practices in the workplace and be able to perform sanitisation procedures according to related health legislation.|
|BUSI-1085||Salon Functions-Level 1||3|
|Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to perform routine salon functions by communicating with clients, colleagues and co-workers.|
|AEST-1036||Hair & Scalp-Level 1||1|
|Upon successful completion of this course apprentices will be able to perform a scalp and head massage. The student will be able to perform a shampoo service, analysis the scalp and hair and recommend products for a salon service or for a home maintenance package. In addition, apprentices will be able to recognize common scalp and hair disorder and recommend appropriate treatments. Students will also have knowledge and practical experience in wet and thermal curl placement and styling.|
|AEST-1037||Hair Cutting & Styling-Level 1||5|
|Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to set and creatively style a client's hair using a variety of styling tools. They will also be able to recommend a haircut and style based on a client's profile and hair texture. The student will be able to perform a basic cut for women, men and children to meet the client's specifications.|
|AEST-1038||Chemical Texture Services-Level 1||3|
|Upon successful completion of this course, the apprentice will be able to perform proper hair analysis for a chemical texture service. They will be able to explain and describe the physical and chemical actions that take place during permanent waving. Apprentices will be able to perform a basic permanent wave following manufacturer's directions.|
|AEST-1039||Colour & Lightening Hair-Level 1||4|
|Upon successful completion of Level 1 Colour and Lightening Hair the apprentice will be able to apply to consult with a client and do simple colour formulations to meet clients expectations. They will be able to apply a temporary, semi permanent or permanent colour to the hair to either remove natural or artificial pigment. Apprentices will also be able to lighten, tone or do a bilevel colour or highlight using a variety of basic techniques.|